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Description: "Bag, German, late 14th century. Plied white linen thread and colored silks in satin stitch on linen."
Origin: Germany
Period: 14th-15th century
Current location: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Museum number: 8313-1863
Object number: O115592

Current Museum page:
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O115592/bag-unknown/

Current Museum Raw Record:
http://www.vam.ac.uk/api/json/museumobject/O115592

Original catalog description:
"BAG (with cords) of linen, covered with close short-stitch embroidery in crimson, yellow, and white silks, with a trellis pattern forming spaces in which are geometric devices; four of the spaces on each side are ornamented with a pelican in her piety pecking its breast, interlaced blossom devices, a curved rendering of the gammadion, and the letter M, severally, worked with gold thread stitched down. (?) German. Latter half of the 14th centy. 5 1/2 in, by 5 in. ... Probably to contain relics." (Cole: 247)

Personal Observations:



Fabric count: 37 Count fabric (Based on personal observation)

Colors noted (Matched under natural light to a DMC sample card):
    White Linen (DMC 746 )
    Purple Silk (DMC 3721)
    Gold Silk (DMC 3045)
    Yellow Silk (DMC 725)
    
References:
Cole, Alan S. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Collections of Tapestry and Embroidery in the South Kensington Museum. London: Printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode for H.M. Stationery Off., 1888.{https://books.google.com/books?id=KRktAAAAYAAJ}

Myers, Cindy. "Tubular Tablet Weaving." Silkewerk. Web. 20 November 2015. {http://www.silkewerk.com/tabletweaving/tubular.html}.
 
Images:
http://media.vam.ac.uk/media/thira/collection_images/2006AL/2006AL4570.jpg

Patterns:
http://wymarc.com/images/patterns/pdf/Y011A.pdf
http://wymarc.com/images/patterns/pdf/Y011B.pdf

  

Category: A Stitch Out of Time
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